The history of the high heel goes back centuries. Through the years high heels have transformed in many ways but the basic components have remained. Below are a few fun facts about the anatomy of high heels.

Anatomy of High Heels

Toe box:​ You guessed it, it’s the place where you put your toes. You do not want your toes scrunched in the toe box—you want them to do a little bit of wiggling. Toe boxes can be square, round or pointy. Julieta shoes are reinforced at the toe allowing for years of comfortable use. Vamp: T​his is the section of the shoe that covers the front of the foot A higher vamp allows for more support. Julieta’s Madrid has a higher vamp and the Barcelona is slightly lower cut. Quarter:​ The quarter covers the sides and back of your foot. Often reinforced from very sturdy materials to help with support and comfort. Julieta shoes are made from high quality Spanish leather. Outsole:​ Also called the sole, this is the bottom part of the shoe, which comes in contact with the ground. A good high heel has good traction to ensure stability when walking. Insole: ​The inside lining of the shoe. Quality shoes have the insole sewn into them. Designed by Julieta founder and orthopedic surgeon, Fernando Peña, our heels are designed with comfort in mind, as well as making sure the insole provides proper weight distribution to decrease the stress on your feet. Our insoles are made of leather from the top Spanish suppliers. Heel:​ The part of the shoe that gives you height. There is often a metal rod in the heel, which gives it the durability to hold many different body types. Our Madrid shoe has a thicker heel and the Barcelona heel is more slender. Now go ahead, give that high heel a try!